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Unit 4: Varieties of Capitalism: Convergence, Divergence, and Socio-economic Outcomes
TOPIC 9: ‘Globalisation shows that most countries are converging towards the Anglo-Saxon model thus proving its superiority over the Rhine model’. Discuss.
Essential reading includes, but it is not limited to:
Albert, M. (1993) Capitalism vs. Capitalism, New York: Four Wall Eight Windows. Chapter 6: The Other Capitalism, pp. 99-126&Chapter 7: The Economic Superiority of the Rhine Model, pp. 127-146.
Chang, Ha-Joon (2010) 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism. Conclusions. London: Penguin.
Dore, R. (2006) Stock Market Capitalism, Welfare Capitalism. Japan and Germany versus the Anglo-Saxons, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Chapter 11: Nice Guys Finish Last? (pp. 219-239).
Dore, R., Lazonick, W., and O’Sullivan, M. (1999) ‘Varieties of Capitalism in the Twentieth Century’, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 15, 4, 102-120.
Inside Job (US, 2010)
Koen, C. I. (2005) Comparative International Management, London: McGraw-Hill. Chapter 12: Globalisation.
Sorge, A., Noorderhaven, N., and Koen, C. (2015) Comparative International Management. Second Edition. Abingdon: Routledge. Chapter 11: Globalisation
Stiglitz, J. (2009) Freefall: free markets and the sinking of the global economy. London: Penguin.
Streeck, W. (1996) German Capitalism: Does it Exist? Can it Survive? In Crouch, C. and Streeck, W. (eds) Modern Capitalism or Modern Capitalisms?